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Marc Albrighton insists Leicester are capable of further Champions League shocks

Marc Albrighton has warned Europe's elite that Leicester will continue to upset the establishment.

The winger scored the Foxes' second in their 2-0 win over Sevilla to send them into the Champions League quarter finals 3-2 on aggregate on Tuesday.

It was just his second goal of the season - having scored Leicester's first ever Champions League strike at Club Brugge in September - after Wes Morgan opened the scoring to put the hosts ahead on away goals.

They lost the first leg 2-1 in Spain but recovered and could now face holders Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich in the last eight.

Ahead of Friday's draw, Albrighton insisted the Foxes are not about to stop the shocks now.

"I don't think I saw one person say we were capable of going and winning it (against Sevilla). We have defied the odds there, we will go and do it again," said the 27-year-old.

"I don't know whether they will fear us or whether teams might want us as it is odd seeing Leicester among those names b ut Sevilla didn't expect what they got.

"They didn't expect us to be so in their face. If other teams come here they will obviously have to be wary of that. I would take anyone, there is not a bad team in there. Anyone would be fantastic.

"We will wait and see who we have got first and then see how we can beat them and perform against them. We have to concentrate on us. We are not going to beat too many teams by concentrating on them."

Albrighton echoed boss Craig Shakespeare, who replaced Claudio Ranieri after the first leg last month, who said Leicester can win the Champions League and admitted he was yet to book a summer holiday, with the final in Cardiff on June 3.

"No, not as yet. We will continue to enjoy this and see how far we can go," he said.

"You don't enter a competition and aim not to win. We want to go all the way and believe we can. We believed we could win this game tonight and the next step is the quarter-finals."

Kasper Schmeichel was again a hero after he saved Steven N'Zonzi's second-half penalty minutes after Samir Nasri was sent off for clashing with Jamie Vardy.

It meant Schmeichel saved two penalties in the tie, having already denied Joaquin Correa from the spot in the first leg.

The 30-year-old has only conceded two goals - both to Sevilla - in his six European games this season but played down his record in the Champions League.

He said: "It's one of those things isn't it? Keepers get judged on clean sheets and I don't quite think that's fair. It's very easy for a team to score all of a sudden and then you've lost your clean sheet - you still win - but it's still a blot on your reputation or your record, so I don't think that's fair.

"Look, that's what I'm there to do, that's my job. The big men in front of me take most of the hits and when they finally do get through it's my job to stop them."

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